JSWISS has a couple of songs featured in the documentary film Hoops Africa premiering internationally on NBA TV on December 24th and 26th. Hoops Africa is a collection of stories that celebrates the past, present, and future of basketball in Africa, spotlighting the sport’s impact on society and its development on the continent. You can watch the trailer for the film, which features several former and current NBA players and officials, right here.
Life is fulfilling when you love something (or someone) enough that you’re willing to deal with all the hardships that might come along with it. That’s the idea behind the song and brand new video for “Dedicate.LoveSomethin” off of JSWISS’ No Music EP.
The music video is directed by Stephen Mucci and edited by John Holowitz, while the song is produced by Brady Watt, one of the first artists on DJ Premier‘s TTT record label and a go-to bassist for the likes of Premier, Talib Kweli and Statik Selektah, both on record and on stage. The visuals feature three incredible athletes: decorated saber fencers and USA Fencing national team members Kamali and Khalil Thompson, as well as Eduard Checo, founder of the Barstarzz, a group of calisthenics fitness enthusiasts with more than 140 million views online on YouTube alone. Enjoy the powerful and beautiful visuals.
On the heels of a successful residency at Rockwood Music Hall and a groundbreaking performance at the NY Botanical Garden in the Bronx, NY, JSWISS drops this smooth, funky, infectious single “All Night.” Produced by Tuelv out of Poland and including live bass from Lez Lemon, “All Night” is sure to have you singing “I know what I’m doing, I ain’t new to this” by the end of the song.
During the summer of 2017 JSWISS electrified New York City with a 3-show residency at Rockwood Music Hall workshopping brand new, yet-to-be-released music with 15+ different musicians and guests. This 1221 Media & Entertainment-produced recap lets you relive the full experience, on-stage and behind the scenes. Also, be on the lookout for new music from JSWISS coming very soon.
The B. Rain Bennett-directed documentary Raise Up: The World Is Our Gym, which chronicles the formation and worldwide spread of the calisthentics cultures, has been picked up by Red Bull TV! The film first premiered earlier this year and includes … Continue reading
Last night JSWISS made history as the first hip-hop artist to perform at the NY Botanical Garden in the Bronx in the Garden’s storied century-long history. JSWISS and his band were invited to perform all night for a sold out crowd of 3,000+ during Chihuly Nights, showcasing the works of glass artist Dale Chihuly. Making history and moving crowds.
JSWISS and guitarist Wes Mingus, who has played on albums from the Wu-Tang Clan and Ghostface Killah separately, packed the house at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City for a unique duo show that featured Wes crafting all of the music on baritone guitar and loop pedal. They also invited No9to5’s own Chandanie and well as emcee Silent Knight, saxophonist Atsushi Ouchi and trumpeter Matt Giella into the mix as guests throughout. Watch recap video of some of the best moments above, shot by 1221 Media & Entertainment.
2016 was a real active year. Just the month of December alone was real active, so it’s easy to have missed things. We’ve got you covered though with all the most notable moments and music from JSWISS in 2016.